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Hairspray (1988)

PG
92 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.
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Dave Insley (as David Insley)
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$ 2,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 577,287
Gross (USA)
$ 6,671,108
Gross (World)
$ 6,671,108
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Feb 26, 1988 (United States)

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7 / 10 | 17,938 votes